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Sock Thief Confronts Climate Change: A Pika Tale

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By Katherine McKinney, Senior Coordinator, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office It’s startlingly sunny and windswept beside the lake I have hiked two hours uphill to see in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado. My shoes and socks are off, my muscles are the good kind of tired, and I’m sitting on a rock in the middle of a scree field next to [...]

Posted on: February 18 2014
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Old School Meets New Design: A Q&A with “See America” Artist Brixton Doyle

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By Scott Kirkwood, Senior Director of Publications Nearly 80 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration launched the “See America” campaign, which put artists to work designing posters that depict the country’s iconic destinations. Now, NPCA is teaming up with the Creative Action Network (CAN) to put a modern spin on the series, essentially pairing two of America’s [...]

Posted on: February 12 2014
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Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

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By Ed Stierli, Chesapeake Field Representative Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. Suffering from heavy pollution and a lack of interest, some locals have dubbed the Anacostia the “forgotten river.” Thankfully, community advocates [...]

Posted on: February 11 2014
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9 Romantic Park Trips for You and Your Valentine

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Whether you want to live it up near the city lights or get away from it all under the starlight, national parks provide a wealth of amorous adventures for you and your Valentine. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring the amazing sites in our National Park System. To get the featured parks delivered to your inbox each month, [...]

Posted on: February 7 2014
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Boy Wonders: Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. That’s not the case for two California brothers, Owen and Zach Brunner, age 10 and 7 [...]

Posted on: February 6 2014
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